Wisdom and advice for the newly diagnosed

Other pieces  of advice and wisdom:

  • Take your meds on time.
  • Cry when you need to.
  • Everyone’s journey is different.
  • Exercise.
  • It’s OK to ask for help!
  • Give yourself time to get your head around the diagnosis. Allow yourself time to grieve.
  • Don’t overthink having PD. Don’t dwell on it.
  • Keep a sense of humor. If you’ve never had one, it’s time to get one.
  • Try to stay away from stress. Stress makes PD symptoms worse. Eliminate what you can out of your life.
  • The more you stress, the worse the symptoms are.
  • Discipline yourself. Get what information you can on PD and then make a plan. Establish a routine on taking your meds on time. Keep a log/journal to take to your appointments.
  • Pray.
  • Exercise.
  • Stay away from Dr. Google.
  • Exercise your brain as well as your body. Word games. Number games. Play games with your grandchildren or your kids or friends.
  • Don’t let this be a death sentence.
  • Never, never, never, never, never give up.

And exercise.